The role of ritual is the engaging of the psyche……

The role of ritual is the engaging of the psyche,
within the personal unconscious/subconscious,
by the conscious ego,
through the use of techniques such as gestures, symbols, visualisations and sound.
They are ‘chosen’ because of their potent links with archetypes,
in order to raise up archetypes,
especially the ‘Self’ archetype,
from the collective unconscious.
This process engages the power of an archetype from which the conscious ego pales by comparison.
From this arises the experience of a shifting centre of gravity from the ego to the ‘Self’
and the numinous becomes increasingly immanent.

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